V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: posing a threat or menace

Synonyms: threatening, menacing, foreboding, ominous, perilous

Antonyms: benign, auspicious

Tips: Minatory is considered to be a formal word, not often used in informal conversation or writing. Words like ominous, foreboding, and menacing would be more common choices to describe something threatening.

Usage Examples:

The travelers considered the gathering clouds to be a minatory sign. (threatening, ominous)

He made a minatory suggestion that someone might get hurt if they didn't cooperate in the scheme. (menacing, threatening)

His voice took on a minatory tone as he warned his comrades against defying him. (threatening, ominous)

The wolf's minatory stance warned his prey of the attack. (menacing, threatening)

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